Maui Kaanapali Villas has wrapped up a year-long initiative to improve upon the energy consumption and sustainability of the property

The $6.7 million project will lead to a 35% reduction in the resort's carbon footprint, according to a release.

The 260-room, 11-acre resort managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality made improvements to its plumbing and wastewater infrastructure, installed photovoltaic panels, a solar heating system for the two pools on property, a more up-to-date air conditioning system and more than 500 LED light bulbs along walkways.  

The cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the property is equivalent to 26,434 barrels of oil, 2,173 passenger vehicles, or the energy supplied to 967 homes for an entire year, according to the company.
"We were able to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions because the project helped us reduce power and water consumption, and because we introduced new recycling and waste reduction SOPs for glass, aluminum, paper and food waste," Hal Nordblom, general manager of Maui Kaanapali Villas, said in a statement "We're proud to do our part in helping to preserve and protect the stunning natural beauty that our guests come to Maui to enjoy."

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